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emo Clint the Auto Move

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30 Mar 2016 00:08 #25870

Clint is the car I bought as a parts car for my other Move with a manual box and shagged Cylinder head/ Engine woes.
Bought cheap with an undiagnosed misfire and frilly rear arches but MOT till June, I decided to chuck it on the road for one last Hurrah.
First impressions is Wow its slow, anything under 2000 revs and its real hesitant. Since the engine is going in the other one I decided to see whats going on with it.
First of all I did the standard plugs dizzy cap leads and rotor arm change. Followed by some fresh Oil.
Things improved slightly...and I mean slight pulling out of side roads was still poke and hope not to get rear ended.
It also smelt real oily when parked up, even smoking when sat in traffic, I made a pact to always park next to stuff like Priuses so if Clint did burst into flames it would do a mercy kill on the things parked next to it.
Resealed the rocker gasket changed the Oil cap for the other one.
Still dribbled oil...so I made a mental note to get back to that.
Then I had a look at the fuel system , Blasted a load of carb cleaner up the Idle control valve. It gobbed out stuff you could paint fences with.
With the filter off It was running better, changed that.
Was it any better...was it hell.
Blasted the idle valve again checked compression , all tip top.
Took the Oil cap off while it was running at the weekend. The thing blew out of my hand!
Hmm hang on a mo? turns out someone had purposely blocked the breather with a recessed rubber bung, hence why it was trying to blow the rocker cover off.
So that's the oil leak sorted, and actually its running a bit better.
Put some more petrol in it yesterday, took off the filler cap to that and there was a loud hiss, So then folks correct me if I am wrong but it sounds to me that the fuel breather is blocked causing a vacuum in the tank?
Its a fault that's foxed the previous owner into selling and had car savvy mates scratching heads. so if it is that I am happy.
Drove it back home on fresh petrol and it was a different car , drive it to work this morning and it was reluctant to say the least. Planning an experiment tomorrow going to run it up at lunchtime and then take the petrol cap off and see what happens.
Place those bets folks :)

Last Edit: 30 Mar 2016 00:14 by Mr Unhinged. Reason: added a bit more

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30 Mar 2016 15:12 #25872

mark wrote:

Put some more petrol in it yesterday, took off the filler cap to that and there was a loud hiss, So then folks correct me if I am wrong but it sounds to me that the fuel breather is blocked causing a vacuum in the tank?

Depending on the system employed the hiss is perfectly normal although the argument whether it's a vacuum or expansion rages on :D My own preferred explanation is the lesser know petrol tank snake :P

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30 Mar 2016 16:41 #25873

Both my Mira and Nippa make a hiss when the filler cap is removed. Both are running fine so I don't question it B)


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30 Mar 2016 16:54 #25874

Interesting... It made zero difference by the way, anyway my next port of call would be the fuel filter , unless anyone else has any ideas? It just feels really flat on low revs and vibrates like crazy like its a dumper truck ?p I must add the car is getting Peter to make the Manual one better in June I just want to eliminate the problem before the transplant .

Last Edit: 30 Mar 2016 16:57 by Mr Unhinged.

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30 Mar 2016 17:03 #25875

You mentioned the other things but what about sparkplugs?

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30 Mar 2016 17:20 #25876

Andy wrote:

You mentioned the other things but what about sparkplugs?
Nice set of fresh ones fitted the other week chap. But it could be the coil pack I suppose , might swap it for the other at some point . it's sweet as anything over 1500 rpm , just getting there its flat and lumpy

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12 Apr 2016 11:10 #25905

main things I've found make a difference, but you seem to have changed most of them.

Dizzy cap, rotor arm, plugs, ht leads, air filter, and believe it or not fresh oil and oil filter actually makes a difference of its quite old oil.

Failing that, have a little play with rotating the dizzy slightly, found you could tweak them to make the moves a little bit more responsive. But you can also do the opposite and make them run lumpy as rice pudding lol

Hope that helps :)

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